Rob North 750cc
Works Replica Triumph Trident. Prepared by 3D Motorcycles
Triumph X-75 Hurricane
Prepared by 3D Motorcycles and featured in Classic Bike Magazine
Since 2010, 3D Motorcycles have re-located to the UK. Whilst Wolverhampton is not quite as exotic as south west France, it is home to much of the British motorcycle industry, to such famous names as Sunbeam, HRD, AJS, Villiers, Norton, DMW, etc… I still retain my house in France, and so with a base there, regular trips are still made, when bikes and engines can be collected or delivered for repairs and rebuilds.
Formed out of desperation, exasperation and undue amounts of perspiration, 3D Motorcycles is the result of a "love affair" with a single motorcycle marque.
A labour of love and a life of blowups, breakdowns, falling off, racing and repairing a 750cc Triumph Trident has taught proprietor, Richard Darby, how to correctly repair, update and rebuild these prestigious British Classics into bikes that are unbelievably reliable, unusually oil tight, smooth to ride and above all, better than when they came out of the factory new!
Richard has met and now knows, all the people worth knowing, no doubt some he would probably not like to give the time of day to, in a 25 year plus relationship with these motorcycles. He has ridden all over Europe on them, exhibited all over Europe with them, and raced...yes, all over Europe on his own remarkable Rob North 750cc Works Replica Triumph Trident. He has even won a championship in the 1000cc class and but for an accident the following year, would have done the double!
Richard is well known in the UK for his passion of these superb motorcycles and undertook the massive challenge of moving 3D Motorcycles lock stock and crankcases to live in the south of France where he rapidly became as well known there, as he is here, in the UK.
Richard now has his workshop back in Wolverhampton, but, continues to work on motorbikes both here in the UK and Europe!